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Biography

Javier Murcia, a Spanish sculptor born in 1981, studied fine arts at the University of La Laguna in the Canary Islands. He combined these studies with the study of anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine of the same university to develop full command of this beautiful subject that he is so passionate about.

In 2010, he travelled to Copenhagen where he lived for almost two years. During that time, he had the opportunity to collaborate with artists Christian Lemmerz and Michael Kvium creating works for private art collections. One of the works completed is a monumental sculpture of Medusa commissioned by the Kristiansen family, the founders of LEGO.

At the beginning of 2013, Javier moved to New Zealand where he started to create his own work and, importantly, met Sir Richard Taylor. Since their encounter, Sir Richard has become a firm supporter and has acquired a significant number of artworks produced since Javier’s arrival in New Zealand.

In 2015, the first of Javier’s Oxidations was created, a series of works whose production continued until 2018. More than 300 pieces have been completed and sold in New Zealand, the United States and Europe.

 


Major Projects

Gallipoli
The Scale of Our War
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa
Wellington, New Zealand

First World War Memorial
Washington, United States

Circus Exhibition
Arken, Denmark


Commissions

Homenaje al Chicharrero
Public sculpture for 
Ntra. Sra. de África
Tenerife, Canary Islands


Awards

Eidos 
Displayed at QT Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand